DoD awards research contract to MRIGlobal

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit contract research organization, announced on Monday that it received an award from the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Technical Information Center.
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Azerbaijan attends defense exhibition in Malaysia

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Azerbaijani delegation visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week to attend the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition.
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Struggle for botulinum toxin information raises questions about information control

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Botulinum toxin
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French President Hollande: France has "information" on Syrian chemical weapons use

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

French President Francois Hollande announced on Sunday that France has "information" but lacks firm proof that chemical weapons are still in use by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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U.S. meets with Japan, South Korea to discuss North Korea

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Washington last week to discuss North Korea's nuclear, ballistic missile and proliferation programs.
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FDA collaborates to protect U.S. from CBRN threats

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Medical Countermeasures initiative (MCMi) collaborates with multiple sectors to best protect the U.S. from CBRN threats, Stephen Ostroff, the FDA's acting chief scientist, said on Tuesday.
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Brookhaven National Laboratory protects against radiological threats during Super Bowl

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brookhaven National Laboratory said on April 18 that its Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) team members were on hand during the Super Bowl and for weeks leading up to the event to search for potential radiological threats.
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New study aims to identify genes required for anthrax bacteria's survival

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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Alleged chlorine gas attacks expose loophole in Syria

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Syrian opposition recently alleged the use of chlorine gas by the Syrian government in three April attacks, which could expose a loophole in the international deal to remove the country's chemical weapons.
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White House monitoring activity around North Korean nuclear area

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jay Carney
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Botulinum strain secrecy creates tension between researcher and U.S. government

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Botulinum toxin
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Syria eliminates 88 percent of its chemical weapons

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of its continuing effort to remove or destroy its chemical weapons stockpile, Syria has now removed or destroyed 88 percent of its in-country stockpile.
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Smiths Group appoints new president of Smiths Detection

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Richard Ingram
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Leidos receives DTRA contract to research WMD countermeasures

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corporation announced on Thursday that Leidos, the company's teaming partner, received a prime contract from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to conduct research and development to combat weapons of mass destruction.
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Boston City Council debates level 4 research ban

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Community members packed the Boston City Council chambers on April 16 to attend a hearing regarding a proposed ban of Level 4 research at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) in South Boston.
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PathSensors introduces portable pathogen detection system

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ted Olsen
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NLM solicits proposals for disaster health outreach project

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently announced the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to create projects to improve disaster medicine for the 2014 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project.
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New screening platform can test 10,000 biological agents per day

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Noah
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Michigan postal workers receive Biohazard Detection System training

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Post Office workers in Kingsford, Mich., received training on Tuesday for a new Biohazard Detection System (BDS) and learned what to do if hazardous materials were detected in the facility.
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Emergent BioSolutions calls for STEM education improvement in U.S

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Daniel Abdun-Nabi
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